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Part of an old map of the San Jacinto area from the Texas Revolution

Veteran Bio

Texian Location:  Participant

The Kemp Sketch

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JETT, STEPHEN -- Born in White, Tennessee in 1814. On page 8 of the list of applicants for land in Robertson's Colony in the Spanish Archives in the General Land Office it is shown that when on January 11, 1836 Mr. Jett applied for land in Robertson's Colony he gave his age as 22. He did not secure the land and on February 1, 1838 he was granted a Headright Certificate for one-third of a league of land by the Board of Land Commissioners of Bexar County. In the certificate it is simply stated that he had arrived in Texas prior to March 2, 1836. This means that he arrived sometime after May 2, 1835, for had he arrived prior to May 2, it would have been so stated in the certificate.

Mr. Jett was a member of Captain Richard Roman's Company at San Jacinto and on December 14, 1840 he was issued Donation Certificate No. 1100 for having participated in the battle. On May 12, 1838 he received Bounty Certificate No. 3334 for 1280 acres of land for his services in the army from April 9, 1836 to May 9, 1837.

A sketch of Mr. Jett's life is contained in the sketch of his brother, James M. Jett.

Written by Louis W. Kemp, between 1930 and 1952. Please note that typographical and factual errors have not been corrected from the original sketches. The biographies have been scanned from the original typescripts, a process that sometimes allows for mistakes in the new text. Researchers should verify the accuracy of the texts' contents through other sources before quoting in publications. Additional information on the veteran may be available in the Herzstein Library.

Battle Statistics

  • Died in Battle: No
  • Rank: Private
  • Company: Capt. Richard Roman

Personal Statistics

  • Date of Birth: 1814
  • Birthplace: Tennessee, White
  • Came to Texas: 1835?
  • Date of Death: 1842, Sept 18
  • Bounty Certificate: 3334
  • Donation Certificate: 1100